Your Monthly URISA News & Updates
Palm Springs by the Numbers
  • More than 500 people participated -  from 43 states, 5 Canadian provinces, and 8 countries. 
  • Eight full and half-day preconference workshops were extremely popular.
  • We heard from 163 speakers in 49 breakout sessions within 7 focused program tracks.
  • We raised nearly $4,000 for URISA's GISCorps through a silent auction - thanks to all who donated and to all of the generous bidders!
  • For the first time, the conference offered free onsite childcare and welcomed 6 beautiful #GISBabies to the event.
  • Our inaugural Young Professional scholarship program was able to host two amazing young professionals at the conference.
  • Eight URISA leaders were recognized and all winning ESIG systems were in attendance and honored during the Awards Breakfast.
  • We inducted Peter Burrough and NOAA into the URISA GIS Hall of Fame!
  • Four URISA chapters signed the OneURISA Affiliation Agreement - Louisiana, New England, NorCal and Rocky Mountain!
We had a wonderful time working with CGIA and our four California Chapters (SoCal, NorCal, CentralCal and BayGeo) to present GIS-Pro & CalGIS 2018! What a great team!!

 Check out some of the conference photos online and mark both CalGIS 2019
and GIS-Pro 2019 on your calendars today! 

GDA Finally Passes!
On October 3... "the Senate passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 which included the Geospatial Act of 2018  ...  This has been the culmination of several years of effort by URISA and other geospatial organizations to shape the bill's language to be acceptable to us all.  We extend our congratulations and thanks to the URISA Policy Advisory Committee, National States Geographic Information Council, Association of American Geographers, and the other COGO members who played substantive roles in the getting the Geospatial Data Act passed." - Glenn O'Grady, URISA PAC Chair and COGO Representative
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GISCorps logo

We're still working on this campaign to fund travel for GISCorps volunteers to support recovery planning in Puerto Rico. 

A GoFundMe campaign was started to help make this vision a reality. Donations are tax-deductible. Every little bit helps. 

GIS Leadership Academy - Upcoming Programs in Austin, Raleigh and Toronto!

For registration and venue information for all three GLAs, click here
Event Calendar
Have you had a chance to check out the online event calendar for all of the regional and chapter events taking place?  MACURISA and the Texas GIS Forum are happening this week. Next week is GeoAlberta and NWGIS ... there is a lot going on!
GIS/CAMA... Heading to Portland in 2019

We're excited to head to Portland, Oregon next February for the 2019 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference.  Make plans to join us and share your good work!

The conference planning committee is meeting in a few days to develop the educational program. Stay tuned!  

Have plans to hire GIS staff? Make sure you are offering the right GIS compensation package to attract your next superstar!

URISA's GIS Salary Survey is an ideal resource for both job seekers and for those who hire GIS staff. An Executive Summary is available for FREE and a comprehensive analysis of the results is available for purchase.  Check out the Quick Hits, download the Summary and/or purchase your copy today! Click here .
Call for Volunteers

URISA Committees met in Palm Springs to develop 2019 work plans.

They're currently working on web pages and volunteer recruitment programs. We'll promote opportunities by the end of the year. Plan to get involved in 2019!! 

Speaking of volunteers, the week ended with Teresa Townsend handed the gavel over to Kim McDonough to begin his term as URISA President. We welcomed Keri Brennan, Doug Adams, Tammy Peterson and Wendy Peloquin to the Board and thanked Tripp Corbin, Stephen Berry, and Corey Halford for their dedication and service!
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Long sleeve, short sleeve, cardigans, and pullover fleece, check out the URISA Logo Store! 

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